Wish to travel like a local? Yes it is the trending activity to many repeaters. You might not be aware that Osaka has many off-the-beaten sights that allow you to experience the city like a local. The World-renowned ‘starchitect’ Tadao Ando was born and based here. Try to track Ando’s professional career from The Church of Light (Japanese) in Ibaraki, to the Glass Block Wall House and the added piece of the Green Wall in Umeda. Not to forget the beauty of Kishiwada Castle and the surrounding garden. To view an authentic older era of Osaka, stroll down to the Osaka Museum of Housing and Living, where it was reproduced from the Edo era. When it’s time for a bite to eat, treat yourself at Gokan (Japanese), a famous patisserie modelled on an English tea room. And at the end of the day, soothe tired feet by indulging in a quintessentially Japanese pastime: a hot bath
The tour will feature the Zen Meditation. According to the Buddhist view, there is always something we can do to improve the quality of our life both for ourselves and for the others. One of the most effective means for achieving this is through developing the capacity of our love. Start the day with morning Otsutome service which we thank god for the use of functioning of our body and to pray for world peace. It follows by Shakyo sutra experience which means to connect the body & mind to the heart, in turn to offer the zen experience. You will have chance to taste Shojin Ryori, the word “Shojin” means a devotion to pursue a perfect state of mind banishing worldly thoughts and making efforts to keep striving for limitless perfection at each stage. The present-say perception of Shojin Ryori, refers to a vegetarian diet.
Otsutome Morning cuisine, Shakyo Sutra copying experience, Shojin Ryori cuisine, Syabutsu Buddha image copying / Zazen Meditation experience
- 2 nights unique stay
- Various Zen meditation experience
- Included activities as stipulated